Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Wednesday 27 August 2014

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Glen Deveron makes Asian debut with DFZ at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

Following its success in European travel retail, the Bacardi-owned single malt whisky has been launched in Asia Pacific by DFZ at its The ZON Duty Free store.

Mumbai Port Trust tenders duty free store at international cruise terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

INDIA. The company is seeking a duty free retailer at Mumbai International Cruise Terminal to manage the business under an 11-month contract.

Devesh Kuwadekar to leave Qatar Duty Free and join MasterCard Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

QATAR. The much-respected Devesh Kuwadekar is to leave his position as Qatar Duty Free Senior Manager Business Development and Marketing.

Duty Free Americas proposes new complex at San Ysidro as flagship store faces closure amid border development

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. The retailer’s proposal for a new multi-use complex is gaining local support as its flagship store is marked for closure under an improvement plan at the crossing between the USA and Mexico. “We are looking for a positive resolution,” Duty Free Americas Chairman Simon Falic tells The Moodie Report.

Private equity firm to acquire speciality retailer Marshall Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. Private equity firm Brentwood Associates is to acquire Marshall Retail Group, a leading speciality retailer which operates stores across US airports.

The Moodie Report challenged as ARI takes icy plunge for ALS in Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

CYPRUS. The ice bucket cometh as the internet craze, raising awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis charities, reaches travel retail.

7 days and counting: CDFG set to open the world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 25/08/14

CHINA. Excitement is mounting as China Duty Free Group puts the final touches to its much-anticipated Haitang Bay Shopping Complex before the trial opening next Monday (1 September). The extraordinary facility boasts the world’s largest duty free shopping centre, supported by a strong duty paid, food & beverage and entertainment offer.

Abu Dhabi Airports hails opening of Starter concept at Skypark Plaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has said the opening of Flemingo International’s new Starter supermarket builds on its plans to develop the Skypark Plaza.

Nestlé and Choc Stop chill to summer sounds with Kit Kat in Malaysia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

Nestlé ITR has launched a high-profile Kit Kat campaign with Choc Stop at Kuala Lumpur International Airport offering branded Kit Kat headphones as a GWP.

New initiatives boost passenger satisfaction at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport has been ranked first among German airports across a range of service categories by a leading business magazine.

Tallink Group posts dip in retail and restaurant sales in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NORDIC REGION. Tallink Group, the world’s largest maritime travel retailer, posted a -1% dip in retail and restaurant sales in the six months to June 2014.

CTC-ARI and Dior launch latest pop-up store at Larnaka Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Hermes Airports and Dior have teamed up to open the latest in a series of promotional pop-up stores at Larnaka International Airport.

Edinburgh Airport seeks jewellery & watches and pharmacy retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

UK. Edinburgh Airport is seeking retailers to operate a new jewellery & watches store, as well as a pharmacy outlet, in the Departures Lounge from Q3 2015.

International traffic recovery boosts Beijing Airport retail revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital International Airport posts a +3.0% revenue rise from retail concessions as international passenger traffic growth accelerates by +5.4%.

Pop-up restaurant gets passengers talking at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

DENMARK. An innovative restaurant from F&B operator SSP and social dining pioneers I’m A Kombo aims to encourage dialogue between travellers.

Catering and retail revenues slip at gategroup in first half of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Catering and retail revenues at inflight specialist gategroup dipped by -2.9% to CHF743.7 million (US$814 million) in the first half.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Auckland Airport in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Chinese passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport surged by +20.9% in July; the figures will be tracked by bidders for the duty free concession.

Inflight sales channel remains viable, relevant and profitable, says ISG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inflight retail remains highly relevant to consumers, says ISG, reacting to criticism of the channel after Delta's decision to halt duty free sales.

London Gatwick unveils Burj Al Arab and Chrysler Building sculptures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

UK. For the next two months London Gatwick Airport will be showcasing two large sand sculptures depicting the Chrysler Building and the Burj Al Arab.

LS travel retail launches ‘Crack the Vault’ campaign in Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALASIA. Running in Aelia Duty Free stores at Adelaide, Queenstown and Gold Coast airports, the campaign offers customers the chance to win A$250,000.

Sydney Airport shortlists three for duty free; retail revenues grow +7.4%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALIA. The airport has narrowed the field to three retailers in its duty free tender as it announces first-half retail revenue and passenger growth.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sharing the spoils at Macau Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we examine what’s at stake as Macau International Airport Company prepares to award its duty free concessions.

Big issues, big names dominate powerful Trinity Forum 2014 agenda

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

TAIWAN. Aer Rianta International CEO Jack MacGowan and Bacardi Global Travel Retail Managing Director Mike Birch are the latest additions to a powerful line-up.

Dubai Duty Free to reprice US$2.5 billion in loan arrangements

Source: Reuters; The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

UAE. The repricing of two loans worth US$2.5 billion, reported by Reuters and confirmed by The Moodie Report, reflects the favourable loan market in the UAE.

Global Exchange to offer currency services at Guayaquil airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

ECUADOR. The rapidly growing foreign exchange company will operate two outlets at Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil.

Nuance changes name of Hong Kong division after Watson exit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

HONG KONG. Following Nuance’s acquisition of AS Watson's share in its Asia joint ventures, the regional division has been renamed The Nuance Group (HK).

Pernod Ricard and WDFG in airport-wide Beefeater campaign at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

World Duty Free Group hails a new, Gatwick Airport-wide Beefeater campaign from Pernod Ricard as one of the retailer's best digital engagement programmes yet.

Thai airports buoyed by concession revenue gains amid weak traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has delivered a detailed breakdown of its nine-month results, offering an insight into passenger traffic and revenue trends.

Westfield begins construction on new amenities at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

USA. The US$3.5 million project will transform the old food courts at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminals A and B into the new ‘Liberty Terrace’.

Airmall USA opens first Kraze Burgers airport location at BWI Marshall

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

USA. Maryland-based Kraze Burgers offers classic burgers and specialty creations made from grass-fed, hormone-free beef and locally sourced ingredients.

Flemingo opens largest Starter concept at Abu Dhabi T3 SkyPlaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UAE. Flemingo International has opened the largest store yet devoted to its Starter convenience concept, at Abu Dhabi International Airport Terminal 3 SkyPlaza.

Sprint-Cass captures Changi T1 consumer technology concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

SINGAPORE. Electronics specialist retailer Sprint-Cass has captured a new consumer technology concession at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1.

Vienna Airport profit grows as currency weakness hits Russian and Turkish spend

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

AUSTRIA. Slower spending from key passenger groups dented retail and food & beverage revenues at Vienna Airport, up by just €0.4 million.

WHSmith opens four stores at new London Heathrow Terminal 2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 19/08/14

UK. The retailer's stores at the new terminal cover 11,000sq ft and feature WHSmith’s latest design concepts as well as extended payment zones.

Aéroports de Paris posts solid growth in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

FRANCE. Aéroports de Paris handled 9 million passengers in July, an increase of +2.6% on July 2013, with long-haul international up by +2.1%.

Javier Brandwain announces departure from Flemingo International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

LATIN AMERICA. Javier Brandwain is leaving his role as Chief Operating Officer Latin America & Caribbean of Flemingo International.

King Power and Shilla/Sky Connection named preferred bidders in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

CHINA (MACAU). The retailers are reliably understood to have been named preferred bidders for the airport's duty free concessions.

North Asia and North America routes drive Hong Kong Airport traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 18/08/14

HONG KONG. Passenger growth to and from North Asia and North America helped lift Hong Kong International Airport traffic to 5.6 million in July.

Auckland Airport duty free tender attracts ten interested parties

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Interest is mounting in the Auckland Airport duty free tender after the Request for Proposals was released on 21 July. Bids close in October.

DFS shines the spotlight on beauty with exclusive event this September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. The multi-day event, 'First Class Beauty', will feature a collection of makeup, skincare and fragrances specially curated for the traveller.

Nuance-Watson (HK) launches Beats New Studio in exclusive new colours

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/08/14

Nuance-Watson (HK) is the first retail door in Hong Kong to offer the Beats New Studio headphones in two new colours: Champagne Gold and Metallic Sky.

'World first' as London Heathrow opens Personal Shopping Lounge

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

UK. London Heathrow Airport has announced the opening of what it says is the world’s first Personal Shopping Lounge in an airport, at its new Terminal 2.

Copenhagen Airport posts new record for passenger traffic in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airport passenger traffic climbed by +7% year-on-year in July, hitting 2.6 million – a new all-time record for the location.

Airports of Thailand buoyed by Q3 non-aeronautical revenue growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

THAILAND. Total revenues at Airports of Thailand fell -6.37% in Q3 2014, but non-aeronautical revenues surged ahead with +6.7% growth in the period.

DFA poised to retain Washington airports’ duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

USA. Duty Free Americas (trading as Dulles Duty Free LLC) was the highest bidder in the duty free tender for Washington's two airports.

DFS welcomes opening of MCM pop-up store in T Galleria Singapore

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

Taking place from August till September, the new pop-up store will offer the Spring Summer 2014 and Fall Winter 2014 collections from the German luxury label.

Heinemann enters Indonesian travel retail with new Surabaya stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/08/14

INDONESIA. Heinemann Asia Pacific opens two new stores - Surabaya Duty Free and Bon Bon Voyage - with Plaza Bali at Juanda International Airport.

Bidders line up for duty free mega-tender at new Istanbul Grand Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

TURKEY. Some of the world’s leading travel retailers are preparing their offers for one of the world’s biggest duty free bids, at Istanbul’s new airport.

China Duty Free Group announces Cambodia downtown duty free stores

Source: The Moodie Report; ECNS.cn - 12/08/14

CAMBODIA. China Duty Free Group has confirmed that it plans to open a 4,500sq m downtown duty free store in Siem Reap, followed by another in Phnom Penh City.

Copenhagen Airports buoyed by commercial performance in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 12/08/14

DENMARK. Copenhagen Airports has reported a +5.6% surge in H1 Shopping Centre concession revenue, buoyed by healthy retail and F&B results.